Why Join the Circle K Franchise

Why Circle K

Why Circle K

Why Circle K

A Fuel and Convenience Framework

Circle K offers business operators and entrepreneurs the opportunity to work with a franchisor who not only helps grow new ventures, but offers the flexibility to tailor individual stores to the customers they serve.

Whether establishing new locations or converting existing properties, Circle K offers benefits to every kind of franchisee.

  • Buying Power

    Circle K franchisees have the buying power of an innovative global brand. Our procurement strategies position your store to succeed in a competitive business environment. We offer attractive margins on well-known national brands based on the purchasing power of thousands of locations. This results in cost-saving relationships with Pepsi, Coke, CoreMark, Frito-Lay and other major national suppliers as well as a strong discount and rebate program negotiated with suppliers.

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  • Brand Recognition

    We are the neighborhood corner store on thousands of corners around the world. The bright-red Circle K logo is a beacon for customers seeking a convenient place to find quality products and a great shopping experience while fueling up with our trusted Circle K brand.

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  • Support Team

    Our support team fills many roles such as operations, marketing, technology, and training; They are mentors, coaches, teachers, leaders and more. Most importantly, with decades of experience, they are here for you. They are passionate about empowering you to achieve your goals.

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  • Proprietary Products

    Circle K has a strong family of proprietary products that provide our franchisees with high-quality, lower-cost goods. Recognized brands with attractive margins equal more money in your pocket per unit sold.

    Polar Pop. Customers love Polar Pop cups at Circle K filled with our incredible fountain beverage options.
    Circle K Coffee. Our globally recognized coffee programs compete in quality and loyalty with the recognized global chains.
    Circle K Favorites. Our private label line is of the same excellent quality as premium brands that offers customers a much better price.

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  • Construction & Design

    Regardless of your existing or potential site’s configuration, our construction and development teams will work with you to create a custom store design that meets your unique needs. Our plans consider your available space and the local market, while still following the Circle K brand standards and elements. We strive to develop clean, inviting stores, which provide a shopping experience that encourages customer loyalty and repeat visits.

    Whether you are opening a ground-up or conversion site, we can work with you.

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  • Funding & Finance

    We may offer funding assistance for your site. We can also direct you to several third-party lenders who can assist with overall financing for your project.

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  • Equipment Procurement

    Opening a store is an expensive process. We make it easy for you to leverage our negotiated pricing to get great deals on equipment, fixtures, signage, and everything else you will need to open your Circle K.

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  • Training

    Our training programs utilize proven best practices to prepare you with the knowledge required to operate your stores successfully.

    Franchisee Training – A comprehensive program which combines online classroom learning and in-store experience.
    NETP (New Employee Training Program) – A multi-module, proprietary web-based program provided to assist you in training your new employees.
    Continued Learning – Our Training Team, along with your Market Manager, will continue to provide skills and knowledge to keep you up to date with the latest operational and marketing best practices.

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  • Fresh Food Fast

    We offer a dynamic, ready to eat food program which covers all dayparts. Your store’s program may include:
    Breakfast foods - including croissants, biscuits, bagels, breakfast pizzas and more.
    Lunch/dinner items - hamburgers, salads, wraps, chicken wings, subs and sandwiches are some of the items available.
    Snack items - from donuts to fresh fruit, brownie bites to pretzels, cupcakes, cookies, nuts and even banana bread.
    This offer will simplify your operations and attract customers with a variety of delicious choices, including regional favorites like kolaches or empanadas.

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  • Fuel

    Our Circle K branded fuel program is known for its high quality and value for customers. We utilize turnkey inventory management, ordering, fleet growth initiatives, and a consistent, stable supply. These factors contribute to establishing Circle K fuel as a value to our franchisees and our customers.

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We Are Everywhere

14k+ Stores

With over 14,000 stores in the U.S. and around the globe, you'll be in good company.

47 States

You'll find stores across the U.S.; from Seattle to Miami, Los Angeles to Bangor, Maine.

26 Countries

We are everyone's favorite store in many countries around the world.

Franchise Development Managers are ready to help you discover additional benefits.

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